NEWS23 March 2011

Research Now adds to UK, Asia leadership

People UK

UK— Panel provider Research Now has appointed Martin Filz as managing director for the UK and senior vice president of new proposition development. The firm has also named James Burge as managing director for the Asia Pacific region.

Filz was previously based in Research Now’s Sydney office where he had overall responsibility for operations across APAC. Before joining Research Now Filz was at Nielsen Online where he held the role of Northern Europe director.

James Burge joins the company following a spell at Roadmap Europa, an agency he founded following a spell as VP of market research for Asia Pacific and Latin America at Nielsen/NetRatings.

Craig Stevens, Research Now’s EVP of global client development, said: “Martin’s 15 years experience in senior executive roles in multicultural and multi-lingual international environments make him ideal to continue to build on the current momentum of our team’s success in the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions and support the needs of our growing client base in that region.”

“Additionally, we are very pleased to welcome James to our team. His extensive background in marketing and market research make him the ideal candidate to succeed Martin in furthering our development and growth in the Asia Pacific region.”